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The Australian Reality TV Girls Rate - VOTES DUE APRIL 6! (Artist Spotlight - OWL EYES)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by livefrommelbs, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. HIT THE LIGHTS.

    FIRE UP THE CAMERAS.

    CUE THE BOMBASTIC THEME MUSIC.


    It's time to find Popjustice's very own Australian Idol - a Popstar with both The Voice AND The X Factor. Who combines everything we love about pop music, reality television and sangin' ladies in truly exemplary ways.

    Good evening distinguished panel of judges. And welcome to...

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    I'm your host, livefrommelbs. Coming to you live... from Melbs.

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    Anyway. Like most countries around the world, a significant portion of Australia's recent pop music acts have been borne off the back of reality singing shows. And while those shows have found plenty of male vocalists who've gone on to do great things, this rate is here to celebrate the girls who really brought it to the studio (both the television and recording variety). Who exuded star power week after week on the small screen, then went on to big (or not-so-big) things in music afterwards. Who wore controversial gold dresses, got second chances at a music career (nodules be damned!), and almost won Eurovision.

    You're not just the rating body here. You're the judging panel. And in the spirit of the competitions from which these songbirds first flew to new heights, we'll be holding the penultimate cross-platform, all-female, all-Australian reality TV competition.

    THE RATE.

    75 songs are in contention for the title of PopJustice's favourite Australian reality TV girl track. As we work through the eliminations, we'll pit each of our songs through the following reality TV 'rounds' as well.​
    • Auditions (75-61)​
    • Boot camp (60-46)​
    • Judges' houses (45-31)​
    • Live shows (31-11)​
    • Semi finals (10-4)​
    • Grand finale (The Top 3)​
    Since we're eliminating songs, not artists, an act who loses a track during the audition stage could still end up competing in the grand finale. Unless they've only got one song. Then your vote REALLY counts!

    THE CONTESTANTS

    Our contestants come from a variety of reality TV singing shows - and an equally broad spectrum of eras and genres. We've got girl groups and solo stars. Mid-00s pop-rock and R'n'B bops. Alt-pop icons and and dance-pop divas. There are bops and there's balladry, winner's singles and one-hit wonders.

    So without further ado, your contestants...

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    The OG singing competition brought us one of Australia's best ever girl groups - and a few other gals that deserve a second shot at the crown. We'll be rating acts from both the original, serialised format, and the short-lived Popstars Live.


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    Arguably the most influential of all the reality competitions, Australian Idol was nothing short of a cultural juggernaut for most of its 7-season run - and brought us a bevy of world-class pop girls. Many of whom who are still making music today.

    P.s. Australian Idol's undisputed queen Jessica Mauboy won't be taking part, on account of her enduring success and her own standalone rate, which yours truly hosted last year.


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    If Australian Idol changed the game for reality competitions in Australia, X Factor redefined just how chart-ready a contestant could be - giving us some genuinely brilliant pop acts right from the jump.


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    One of the biggest ratings smashes in Australian reality TV history, The Voice might not have yielded many chart smashas - but has certainly uncovered some of the most brilliant unknown voices of the past eight years.

    P.s. We'll also be rating a track from season 5 winner Ellie Drennan. I just didn't want to mess up my visuals.


    THE SONGS

    Here are the 75 tracks up for the crown:

    POPSTARS

    Bardot - Poison
    Bardot - These Days
    Bardot - I Should've Never Let You Go
    Bardot - I Need Somebody
    Bardot - ASAP
    Sophie Monk - Inside Outside
    Katie Underwood - Danger
    Tiffani Wood - Devil In Your Soul
    Danielle Stearman - Tell Me If You Like It
    Miranda Murphy - That Girl

    AUSTRALIAN IDOL

    Cosima Devito - Now That You Can't Have Me
    Cosima Devito - Keep It Natural
    Paulini - We Can Try
    Paulini - Rough Day
    Paulini - Fireman
    Paulini - Air It All Out (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
    Courtney Act - Rub Me Wrong
    Casey Donovan - Listen With Your Heart
    Casey Donovan - What's Going On
    Casey Donovan - Flow
    Casey Donovan - Last Regret
    Casey Donovan - Proud
    Ricki-Lee - Hell No!
    Ricki-Lee - Breathe
    Ricki-Lee - Can't Touch It
    Ricki-Lee - Raining Diamonds
    Ricki-Lee - Do It Like That
    Ricki-Lee - Come And Get In Trouble With Me
    Ngairre - Once
    Ngaiire - Shiver
    Kate DeAraugo - Maybe Tonight
    Kate DeAraugo - Faded
    Roxane - Sexy
    Lisa Mitchell - Coin Laundry
    LisaMitchell - Neopolitan Dreams
    Lisa Mitchell - Oh! Hark!
    Lisa Mitchell - Spiritus
    Natalie Gauci - Here I Am
    Owl Eyes - Love Run Dry
    Owl Eyes - Closure
    Owl Eyes - You And I
    Hayley Warner - Good Day


    THE X FACTOR

    Christina Parie - 16 & Unstoppable
    KYA aka Christina Parie - What I Live For (with LDN NOISE)
    Samantha Jade - What You've Done To Me
    Samantha Jade - Firestarter
    Samantha Jade - Soldier
    Samantha Jade - Sweet Talk
    Samantha Jade - Always
    Samantha Jade - Bounce
    Dami Im - Alive
    Dami Im - Super Love
    Dami Im - Gladiator
    Dami Im - Sound Of Silence
    Dami Im - Fighting For Love
    Dami Im - Crying Underwater
    Bella Ferraro - Set Me On Fire
    Marlisa - Stand By You
    Marlisa - Forever Young
    Reigan - All Of The Pieces
    Reigan - Feels Like Heaven
    Nat Conway - Summer To Stay
    Nat Conway - So Loud


    THE VOICE

    Karise Eden - You Won't Let Me
    Karise Eden - Threads Of Silence
    Karise Eden - Dynamite
    Sarah De Bono - No Shame
    Sarah De Bono - Oasis
    Vera Blue - Regular Touch
    Vera Blue - Lady Powers
    Vera Blue - Like I Remember You
    Anja Nissen - I'm So Excited (feat.Will.I.Am)
    Anja Nissen - Triumph
    Anja Nissen - Never Alone
    Ellie Drennan - Ghost

    In the spirit of celebrating original music (and keeping the songlist from getting out of hand), cover versions haven't been included in the rate. Which is bad news for the 6 or 7 fans of Paulini's 'Angel Eyes', and for the entire Young Divas discography. We've also left features on other DJs and producers off the list.


    THE RULES
    • Use the PM list in the post below this one to fill out your scores and send them over to me, thanks!​
    • As per usual, score each song out of 10 - and give an 11 to the one track you think stands out as worthy of the Sony BMG recording contract. Or a car. Whatever they started giving the winners in the later years.​
    • I'll accept scores with a decimal points as long as they're not crazy!​
    • Please hit me up with some commentary! You can say as little or as much as you want, as long as you say something.​
    • Troll votes won't be counted towards the final tally. I see you there, flip phone at the ready, getting ready to text 'Tarisai' to the Idol SMS line 987 times.​
     
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  2. PM-ABLE SONGLIST

    POPSTARS

    Bardot - Poison
    Bardot - These Days
    Bardot - I Should Have Never Let You Go
    Bardot - I Need Somebody
    Bardot - ASAP
    Sophie Monk - Inside Outside
    Katie Underwood - Danger
    Tiffani Wood - Devil In Your Soul
    Danielle Stearman -Tell Me If You Like It
    Miranda Murphy - That Girl

    AUSTRALIAN IDOL

    Cosima Devito - Now That You Can't Have Me
    Cosima Devito - Keep It Natural
    Paulini - We Can Try
    Paulini - Rough Day
    Paulini - Fireman
    Paulini - Air It All Out (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
    Courtney Act - Rub Me Wrong
    Casey Donovan - Listen With Your Heart
    Casey Donovan - What's Going On
    Casey Donovan - Flow
    Casey Donovan - Last Regret
    Casey Donovan - Proud
    Ricki-Lee - Hell No!
    Ricki-Lee - Breathe
    Ricki-Lee - Can't Touch It
    Ricki-Lee - Raining Diamonds
    Ricki-Lee - Do It Like That
    Ricki-Lee - Come And Get In Trouble With Me
    Ngairre - Once
    Ngaiire - Shiver
    Kate DeAraugo - Maybe Tonight
    Kate DeAraugo - Faded
    Roxane - Sexy
    Lisa Mitchell - Coin Laundry
    Lisa Mitchell - Neopolitan Dreams
    Lisa Mitchell - Oh! Hark!
    Lisa Mitchell - Spiritus
    Natalie Gauci - Here I Am
    Owl Eyes - Love Run Dry
    Owl Eyes - Closure
    Owl Eyes - You And I
    Hayley Warner - Good Day

    THE X FACTOR

    Christina Parie - 16 & Unstoppable
    KYA aka Christina Parie - What I Live For (with LDN NOISE
    Samantha Jade - What You've Done To Me
    Samantha Jade - Firestarter
    Samantha Jade - Soldier
    Samantha Jade - Sweet Talk
    Samantha Jade - Always
    Samantha Jade - Bounce
    Dami Im - Alive
    Dami Im - Super Love
    Dami Im - Gladiator
    Dami Im - Sound Of Silence
    Dami Im - Fighting For Love
    Dami Im - Crying Underwater
    Bella Ferraro - Set Me On Fire
    Marlisa - Stand By You
    Marlisa - Forever Young
    Reigan - All Of The Pieces
    Reigan - Feels Like Heaven
    Nat Conway - Summer To Stay
    Nat Conway - So Loud

    THE VOICE

    Karise Eden - You Won't Let Me
    Karise Eden - Threads Of Silence
    Karise Eden - Dynamite
    Sarah De Bono - No Shame
    Sarah De Bono - Oasis
    Vera Blue - Regular Touch
    Vera Blue - Lady Powers
    Vera Blue - Like I Remember You
    Anja Nissen - I'm So Excited (feat. Will.I.Am)
    Anja Nissen - Triumph
    Anja Nissen - Never Alone
    Ellie Drennan - Ghost
     
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  4. RESERVED FOR RESULTS.
     
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  5. Post away, gals. I've now included the link to Spotify link in the main post.
     
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  6. So excited!!! I am so glad I get to preview how a certain song I’ve been sitting on for ages would do in Song Contests by its performance here! Might it win? We just don’t know!! :D

    Making sure @iheartpoptarts @saviodxl @tylerc904 know about These Days being here! ;)
     
  7. I'll do a proper tagging spree shortly, but YES to Team Bardot representing!
     
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  10. Yas, I love the idea of using a talent show theme for the eliminations! I know some of those bops and am very much here for discovering a bunch more.
     
  11. Don't want to promise anything but yes, I will give this a shot.
     
  12. I seriously think @Doodvid needs to get here and listen to ‘Our Love was incomplete, Like the shoes on your feet’ - coulda been a Loose Chippin’ Line!! :D

    Inviting @DominoDancing to ironically Stan Bardot since I remember how he felt about them in my Girl Band Rates dddd (in reality though, I think you’d love some of Lisa Mitchell’s music here - like an indie Amiel - gorgeous!!)
     
  13. Thank you for thinking of me, but I fear I'll have to give this one a pass, as I have already commited to a few other rates and there are very few acts here I already know (I believe I only know Bardot from PJ00s, and...I am not a fan to be honest).

    EDIT:
    Dddddd so it was the Girl Band Rate! I stand corrected!
     
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  14. I’m SO curious to see how some of the older tracks do for members who don’t have the benefit of nostalgia on their side. ASAP by Bardot being a bop (about a nosy mother) is the first song that comes to mind.
     
  15. Thanks for the tag @livefrommelbs - I'll check this out. Beyond Savage Garden / Darren Hayes my knowledge of Australian music mainly derives from Neighbours so this could be interesting!
     
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